“Christian ‘Character’ – 401”…Blog. [4/4]
*** (Psalms 51:6) Behold, You [God] desire ‘Truth’ in the = inward parts; and in the = hidden part = You shall make me; to know [Your] wisdom. [John 17:17]
*** (Psalms 51:10) Create in me a clean heart; O God, and renew a ‘right’ spirit = within me.
*** (Psalms 51:17) The sacrifices of God: are a broken spirit; a ‘broken’ and a ‘contrite’ heart; O God, You will not despise.
*** (Ezekiel 36:26-27) And I [God] will give you a ‘New’ heart: and I will put a ‘New’ Spirit within you. And I will ‘take away’ the stony heart out of your flesh; and I will give you a ‘heart’ of flesh.
(Eze 36:27) And I will put ‘My [Holy] Spirit’ within you; and cause you ‘to walk’ in My statutes; and you ‘shall keep’ My judgments; and ‘do them’. [Romans 8:9]
If ‘You’ have been following… this blog series: ‘You’ will soon realize that ‘Christian Character’ is formed within by those Truly Born Again; by God’s Holy Spirit. It is not our Flesh; or our ‘training’ as children; or even from ‘within’ ourselves. The ‘Only’ good in us: comes from “Christ Jesus!” A sinful finite human… ‘Cannot produce good’… from within themselves. This is what ‘often’ keeps people: from coming to Christ Jesus, for Eternal Salvation. They somehow ‘do not’ see themselves as… ‘Bad as Others!’ Even those who call themselves Christian… of think wrong about this. They falsely think that the ‘NT Church’ has somehow… replaced Israel; God’s chosen people. They claim those, individual covenant promises to Israel; for themselves. They often: ‘Talk the Talk’… “But Do Not”… ‘Walk the Walk!’ Just as Israel did not: as in ‘any’ of the OT books.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the Word; and ‘Not’ merely hearers; who ‘Deceive’ themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do ‘you’ call Me [Jesus] Lord, Lord; and = do not do = what I [Jesus] say?
*** (Romans 2:14-15) For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the law; do instinctively what the law requires; they are a law to themselves; even though they do not have the law.
(Rom 2:15) They show that what the law requires is written in their hearts; a fact to which their own consciences testify; and their thoughts will = either accuse = or excuse them
“Christian or ‘Born Again’ – 101”…Blog.
“Christian Character”… ‘Only’ comes from “Within”…! The Jews of Jesus’ day… had ‘only’ an external righteousness. But they did ‘Not’ conform to the requirements of God’s Holy Word! Have you ever heard one ‘Christian’ tell another… “That is ‘Not’ very Christian of You!” But those very people… ‘Never’ say: “It is Written”… and then ‘quote’ a Bible verse. This superficial… ‘Play Christianity’… will not hold to the “Complete Authority” of God’s Holy Word! Most who say such things; ‘Never Read & Study’… the Holy Word of God! Their outward religion… makes then ‘exactly’ like those ‘Pharisees & Scribes’ of Jesus’ day! Remember, being a Born Again Christian… “Comes from Within”… and not from without! We are ‘Nothing’… without Christ Jesus! [Romans 8:9]
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you when ‘all’ men; shall speak ‘well’ of you! For so their fathers did; to the ‘false’ prophets.
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come; says the Lord Jehovah; that I will send a ‘famine’ in the land; not a famine of bread nor a thirst for water; but of = ‘hearing’ = the Words of Jehovah [The Holy Word of GOD].
*** (Matthew 15:7-8-9) You hypocrites! How well did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said,
(Matt 15:8) “These people honor Me [God] with their lips; but their hearts are far from Me.
(Matt 15:9) Their worship of Me [God] is empty; because they teach ‘human’ rules: as doctrines.”
*** (Joh 10:1) Truly, truly I [Jesus] tell you; the person who ‘does not’ enter the sheepfold through the gate; but climbs in by some other way; is a thief and a bandit.
*** (John 7:38-39) The one who believes in Me [Jesus]; as the Scripture has said; will have: ‘rivers of living water’: flowing from his heart.
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] said this about the [Holy] Spirit; Whom those who were believing in Him [Jesus] were to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit was not yet present; because Jesus had not yet been glorified.
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) “Not Everyone” = who says to Me [Jesus], Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me [Jesus] in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I [Jesus] will say to them = I never knew you! = Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!
False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4]
“Christian Character” is simply the Holy Spirit… “Living Out”… God’s Holy Word in your Life! As you ‘learn’ of Jesus and start ‘obeying’ from the Heart: His Holy Word; it Transforms your: ‘Heart’ & ‘Mind’ & ‘Soul’ & ‘Being’! Can that happen… “IF”… “You do not read & study”… God’s Holy Word…? Absolutely Not! There is no miracle from God… that can over ride your ‘Free Will!’ He calls those to Himself so that they may be: His disciples! He even spanks His disobedient children. Too many know that Christ Jesus came: the ‘First Time’ as Savior; and will come the ‘Second Time’: as Judge of All…! Too many portray Christ Jesus… ‘Only’ as a Loving Savior! They ‘Never’ warn others… that He will also be their Judge! He will judge every persons; heart & actions… no matter… what they profess with their lips. Remember, just because our money says, “In God we Trust”… ‘Does Not’ make it so! How could any nation… who claims “God”… ‘Murder’ over: “55,000,000–million innocent babies”… by Abortion; and then: “Remain Silent”…?
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have ‘hidden’ Your Word in my heart; so that I might ‘not sin’ against You [Lord].
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple; and praise Your name; for Your loving-kindness and for Your Truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your [Holy] Word = above; ‘All’ Your Name.
*** (Mark 12:29) And Jesus answered him; “The first of all the commandments is, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
(Mar 12:30) and you shall love the Lord your God; with all your HEART; and with all your SOUL; and with all your MIND; and with all your STRENGTH.” This is the first commandment.
(Mar 12:31) And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
(2Tim 2:16) But shun profane, vain babblings; for they will increase to more ungodliness.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that from a child; you have known the Holy Scriptures; which are able to make you wise to salvation; through faith in: Christ Jesus.
(2Ti 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed, and is profitable for Doctrine; for Reproof; for Correction; for Instruction in righteousness;
(2Ti 3:17) that the man of God may be perfected; thoroughly furnished: to every good work.
“Do ‘YOU’ = Love ‘Jesus’ – 101” …Blog.
“Christian Character”… ‘one’ more time; comes from within! God’s Holy Spirit… using God’s Holy Word… transforms our ‘inner’ person; which ‘drives’ our outer man. What then is your human responsibility? ‘You’ know: ‘You’ do have one… in response to “God’s Love & Mercy & Grace”… Don’t ‘You’…? Will ‘You’ offer to Christ Jesus… ‘Your’ – worst or best: service for His Kingdom? Surely, ‘You’ would not accept ‘spoiled’ food… from your local grocery store! Why then would ‘You’… half heartedly Know about God; by ‘Not Knowing’ His Holy Word…? ‘You’ say that ‘You’ love Him… but ‘Not’ His Holy Word…? How can that Be…?
*** (1Samuel 2:30) And Jehovah, the God of Israel says, I said indeed, Your house and the house of your father should walk before Me forever. = But now Jehovah says, = Be it far from Me! = For those who honor Me [God] I will honor, = and those that think little of Me shall be lightly regarded.
*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. = And I will not offer burnt offerings = to Jehovah my God = of that which costs me nothing. = And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
*** (Malachi 1:8) And if you offer ‘the blind’ for sacrifice; is it not evil? [Yes] And if you offer ‘the lame’ and ‘the sick’; is it not evil? [Yes] Bring it ‘now’ to your governor. Will he ‘accept’ you, or lift up your face; says the LORD of Hosts? [No]
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you; O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you; but to do justice; and to love mercy; and to walk humbly ‘with’ your God?
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, and they wore you out; then ‘how’ can you compete with horses? And if you feel secure in the land of peace; then ‘how’ will you do in the swelling of the Jordan?
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body; and making it my slave so that; after I have preached to others; I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) Examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; Prove your own selves. Do you ‘not know’ your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you; ‘unless’ you are reprobates?
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh; but we do not fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God; to demolish fortresses. We tear down ‘arguments’
(2Cor 10:5) and ‘every’ proud obstacle; that is raised ‘against’ the knowledge of God; taking every thought ‘captive’: in order ‘to obey’ Christ.
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of disobedience [Proverbs 28:13 & 1John 1:5-to-10]; when your ‘obedience’ is complete.
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!